OM: The first words of Eric Bailly

OM: The first words of Eric Bailly

What’s next after this announcement?

Qualified for the 2022-2023 edition of the UEFA Champions League and placed in Group D, along with Eintracht Frankfurt (GER), Tottenham (ANG) and Sporting Portugal (POR), Olympique de Marseille has well, in addition to Ligue 1 , appear in the best of cases on the European scene. To do this, Pablo Longoria and his squad have been carrying out an ambitious transfer market for several weeks. In addition to Samuel Gigot, recruited this winter, Olympians have gotten their hands on Jonathan Clauss, Alexis Sánchez, Luis Suárez or Chancel Mbemba, to name just a few. Last recruit? Éric Bailly (28), arrived from Manchester United.

“Olympique de Marseille today announces the signing of Éric Bailly. The 28-year-old Ivorian international defender signed on loan with an option to buy after the success of his medical visit., specified, thus, the official statement from the Marseille club, proud to enlist a new defensive reinforcement, which is more at a time when Duje Caleta-Car, free in a year, no longer really enters into the plans of the Marseille management . Questioned for the first time since his arrival at La Canebière, the Ivorian international (46 teams, 2 goals) could not hide his joy.

“A dream come true!”

“For me it is a great satisfaction to be in a historic club, a big club. That makes me very happy. I think that in the past we had legends that passed, when I speak of legends, I speak of home, there were Didier Drogba, Abdoulaye Meïté, Baky Koné, players who represented us with dignity and for me it is very important to succeed in this challenge I know the demands of this club and for me I take this pressure in a positive sense, because for me taking on the challenge will come first. It’s a pleasure, it’s a dream come true.”so assured the boy from Bingerville before announcing the color.

“Given the project with the team and the players that are arriving, I think OM deserves to win trophies, we deserve to win trophies and for me this challenge is to come and bring the little experience I have and see if there is a chance to win trophies with OM. OM today has very important ambitions with the Champions League, maybe the championship too and then there is also the Coupe de France.. Ready to win it all with the Olympic jersey, Bailly also spoke behind the scenes of his arrival in Marseille.

Éric Bailly wants to contribute his experience!

“For Igor Tudor the first satisfaction is to see me here, he called me, we talked a lot with the president and for me it is very important to see the importance that the coach gives you. And this already motivated me a lot to be at Olympique de Marseille.. About the knowledge of certain players in the locker room? “It does facilitate integration, especially with Pau López, with whom I worked for several years at Espanyol, I was in the quarry with him, he called me a lot, he asked me when he was going to arrive and here I also received Bakambu who came”. to Villarreal in 2015 and Alexis Sánchez not long ago to Manchester United. So yeah, I think I’m going to get a warm welcome here in the locker room, hopefully.”.

Confident and determined at the idea of ​​finding game time in Marseille, the former Villarreal player, who wants to contribute all his enthusiasm and experience, also spoke about the start of the Olympic team’s season. “With the coach’s new system, OM is on a good run, one draw, two wins, I think it’s a good start and now the most important thing is to watch the games to come, on Sunday against Nice and the next one at the Velodrome. I was during the truce at the Vélodrome with the Ivory Coast, but there I know it will be different with all the OM fans, I really want to step on this field with all the fans and this atmosphere. I hope we have a good time”.recognized the new OM defender before sending an optimistic message to the fans: “Éric is here to bring his experience, thanks for the welcome and I hope we do good things this year”. That is all the harm we can wish for him.


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